Okay ppl say it with me....it's a special edition Daytona....not a brand spankin' new ground-up redesigned / restyled machine. This was marketed towards hardcore fans of the Daytona that were heartbroken when Triumph canceled the line and demanded one with a 765 motor (IE ppl like me). So yeah, it looks like a Daytona, it performs like a Daytona. Thats what we all asked for and I feel Triumph gave us that. The HP has been cut from Moto2 for longevity with a 20% increase in power and torque in the midrange (IE USEABLE power). If you do a decat, power commander, exhaust blah blah blah plenty of info on all that here on the forum etc that HP number will go up (obvs). With the addition of the electronics, upgraded suspension and brakes, carbon bodywork and all the other bells and whistles it's a weapon of choice for the track junkie who eats, breathes and sleeps Triumph (again, me). If that isn't for you then cool...go buy an MV, R1 or hell go nuts and get a V4 Panigale because you want all that sweet sweet Italian power. No hard feelings. I'll be flying past you on the track with a grin on my face as you plant flowers in the corners.
So you’re letting this slide for triumph? Nearly 800 ccs with 115 RWHP at best? Sure you can mod it but you will be starting off with less power and will be paying thousands for a few HP.
We are all Triumph hardcore fans here. But this is bullshit and they’re lying to your face saying things like:
- it’s only 10HP down from moto 2 (lie)
- it is a moto 2 bike for the road (while it is a 3rd gen Daytona with a moto 2 logo and a street triple RS engine and electronics that have been in the market for 10 years, and should have been already on 3rd gen daytonas since 2013. I mean they haven’t even bothered to retune the engine!!
They are selling you / is what is an aging and now underpowered (for this new era) middle weight supersport for super bike money.
Yea the Daytona in good hands will whip some superbikes on track, but it will have to be a small track with short straights and tight corners. Let’s stay realistic. On a track suited for middleweights, any supersport will give a superbike a hard time.
It will not ever come close to an F3 800 in any way shape or form, let alone an R1 and V4 you mention. Hell even the geriatric GSXR 600 will eat it on a straight. (Remember our top speed problem??)
Honestly what is sad is that something so eagerly anticipated has been a bitter disappointment because Triumph wanted to make some money off the Daytona before retiring it completely. They, and riders who think like you are calling it “sending it out with a bang” and making excuses for it.
It’s all in the marketing my friend.
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